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Long Range Lan

Discussion in 'Networking' started by bogjumper, Jun 29, 2007.

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  1. bogjumper

    bogjumper Thread Starter

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    Hi All

    I have a WiFi 1 Mg connection to the internet. I want to connect to my other pc about 250 yards/220 metres away. What equipment do I need please. I will be running XP which makes a lan fairly simple I think.?? Thanking you in advance for any replies.

    Bogjumper.
     
  2. JohnWill

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    First off, if this is not line-of-sight, you're probably going to have problems. Otherwise, I'd say at a minimum, I'd have a pair of directional antennas at each end. If required, you could also add the booster amplifier.


    Hawking Tech has a number of products that will help you increase your wireless range. The root page is Hawking Hi-Gain™ WiFi Range Extending Products.

    Some of the more interesting products are this Hawking [HSB2] Hi-Gain WiFi Signal Booster, which can be used on either end of a wireless connection to boost the signal power.

    Another way to increase your signal strength is by the use of hi-gain antennas. You can choose from omni-directional or directional models, here are a couple of examples.

    Hawking [HAI7SIP] Hi-Gain 7dBi Omni-Directional Antenna

    Hawking [HAI15SC] Hi-Gain 15dBi Corner Antenna
     
  3. bogjumper

    bogjumper Thread Starter

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    Dear John Will

    Many thanks for your advice. What do you think of Linksys equipment which seems to be strongest selling in UK and Ireland.

    Bogjumper
     
  4. JohnWill

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    No problem, other makers have similar equipment, and it should offer similar benefits. :)
     
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